Best Late Mango

swrancherOctober 15, 2009

Any suggestions for a late season Mango variety in South Florida? I'm trying to extend Mango eating season as long as possible so the later bearing the better... I'm thinking of maybe a Lanceilla, Kent, or even Keitt but I'm open to others too. My curremt latest variety is Valencia Pride.

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hmhausman(FL 10B)

All the mango varieities you mention are good. The latest of the ones you mention is Keitt. It is a reliable bearer and can have fruit on into the month of October in some years.....the animals and birds notwithstanding. The only ones that are available that you do not have listed are Beverly and Neelum. Neelum is the latest of these. I am growing all of these and depending on your taste, if you want the latest season, go with Neelum or Keitt. Keitt is large and meaty, very sweet with no fiber...but the flavor is not complex. If you prefer a more complex flavor....go with Neelum....the fruits are about 1/2 or even 1/3 the size, but they are fiberless and sweet with a nice spicy flavor.

If you have the space, plant one of each, you won't be sorry. If not, and you want to try them before making a decision, perhaps you could stop by my house next summer to sample them. I think you are near me. I'd be happy to let you try them.

    Bookmark   October 15, 2009 at 5:53PM
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squam256

I've never had Neelum but I tried Beverly at the Spykes nursery in May and it had a very 'rich' flavor that I really enjoyed.

    Bookmark   October 15, 2009 at 9:05PM
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swrancher

hmhausman - Thanks for the advice, I think I'm going to plant both a Neelum and a Keitt tree. Tasting them next summer sounds fantasic and would be greatly appreciated. I think we are located pretty close to each other I'm just a few blocks east of the Rare Fruit and Vegtable Club Garden off Griffin Road in SW Ranches.

    Bookmark   October 18, 2009 at 11:06AM
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hmhausman(FL 10B)

SWRancher.....no problem. You aren't far. I am off of 136the Avenue by Western High School. I'd be happy to have you stop by.

    Bookmark   October 18, 2009 at 4:54PM
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j-grow

you will be very happy with the flavor of the neelum.

    Bookmark   October 19, 2009 at 3:03PM
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murahilin(10 fl)

hmhausman,
You're pretty near me. I'm right at 595 and Hiatus.

    Bookmark   October 19, 2009 at 9:23PM
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hmhausman(FL 10B)

Murahilin:
Can't get much closer....ok, you and SWRancher are invited to the first annual Garden Web Tropical Fruit Forum Mango tasting this coming season.....Date and Time To Be Announced.

    Bookmark   October 19, 2009 at 9:45PM
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puglvr1(9b central FL)

Hmhausman, Please post in the summer when you will be selling Mangoes...I live appx. 3 hours north(central)from you... I would absolutely love to stop by and see all of your mango trees and buy some..."if" its okay?

    Bookmark   October 20, 2009 at 12:00PM
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hmhausman(FL 10B)

puglvr1:
I'd be more than happy to let you know.....come on down...the more the merrier.

    Bookmark   October 20, 2009 at 1:27PM
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juliemango

Me too! Me too!. I am in Pembroke Pines so not that far away.

    Bookmark   October 20, 2009 at 5:37PM
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hmhausman(FL 10B)

You're also more than welcome Juliemango....although, if you are in Pembroke Pines during the lunch hour, you might be better off stopping by my office as we have a daily tasting there during mango season and my office is in Pembroke Pines. Either way, I am always happy to share the fun of tasting mangos, lychees, jakfruit or whatever else maybe ripe. To be honest, I get as much enjoyment out of seeing others really loving the fruit I have grown as I do in eating it myself.

    Bookmark   October 20, 2009 at 6:07PM
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murahilin(10 fl)

Sounds like a plan.

    Bookmark   October 20, 2009 at 9:31PM
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puglvr1(9b central FL)

Thanks so much...looking forward to it :o)

    Bookmark   October 21, 2009 at 10:08AM
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trini1trini

Hmhausman, please put my name on the invite list. I am a Davie-ite too. I have about 12 varieties of mango and can bring some. It'll be nice to meet you all.
:)

    Bookmark   October 22, 2009 at 7:31PM
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hmhausman(FL 10B)

Trini1:
You are more than welcome, especially as a fellow Davie-ite.

    Bookmark   October 22, 2009 at 9:13PM
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swrancher

Hmhausman, Thank you for the invite.

I'm looking forward to meeting everyone and tasting some new varieties of Mango...Hopefully I'll have some fruit from my trees to share as well.

    Bookmark   October 24, 2009 at 7:57PM
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britlexliv

Hi,
I am looking for some turpentine seeds for root stock. Do you know where I can find some? Is it posible to obtain one or two of your neelum scions for grafting?

    Bookmark   June 13, 2011 at 4:42AM
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mango_kush

you dont have to necessarily use turpentine as rootsock, find yourself the stringiest most turpentine tasting wild mango and its seed will make good rootstock that is more resistant to root nematodes.

old thread but for reference Gold Nugget was the last mango of the season last year at Pine Island and tasted similar to a haden or glenn

    Bookmark   June 13, 2011 at 7:19AM
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